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Congolese footballer leaves Rwanda’s Rayon Sports over war gesture

Congolese footballer leaves Rwanda’s Rayon Sports over war gesture

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A Congolese footballer has landed back in his home country after a political gesture appeared to cost him his place at a top Rwandan club. Rayon Sports says it has "parted ways" with midfielder Heritier Luvumbu. Hours earlier he had been given a six-month ban over a gesture that expressed solidarity with war victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DR Congo, the US and UN experts accuse Rwanda of backing the M23 rebel group, which is causing havoc in the east. Rwanda has consistently denied the allegation. Hundreds of thousands have fled their homes in the past fortnight. Luvumbu landed in trouble after pointedly covering his mouth with his left hand while pointing his fingers to his temple, mimicking a gun, after scoring from a free-kick in Sunday's game against Police FC. The ...
City Oilers hold off Ndejje Angels in tight duel : NBL 2024

City Oilers hold off Ndejje Angels in tight duel : NBL 2024

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National Basketball League | Results Ndejje Angels 75-83 City Oilers JKL Lady Dolphins 78-56 Magic Stormers City Oilers registered a hard-fought 83-75 victory against Ndejje Angels in the National Basketball League at Lugogo Arena on Wednesday night. Just like it had been before, City Oilers kicked off on the front foot but Ndejje Angels kept fighting all through the game to keep the result in sight.It was a fierce battle between the two sides who normally are not shy to take on each other. For starters, Ndejje handed City Oilers their only loss last season thus setting up an epic show on Valentine’s Day. However, it was no love affair as the City Oilers were in a commanding situation throughout the game, getting out of the blocks early to lead 28-15.Going into the halftime break, Ndejj...
Why one should watch Thunderbirds vs Black Pearls: Rugby Women’s League

Why one should watch Thunderbirds vs Black Pearls: Rugby Women’s League

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Speaking on a Nnalubaale Sports Twitter Space on Wednesday night, Nile Rapids captain Tina Akello said, “The time for some women’s games has to be adjusted. It’s difficult to attract fans for the women’s games when they are played under the hot sun. When there are no other games, they should at least be played at 4 (p.m. local time).” Women’s rugby matches in Uganda are usually played from noon and earlier in some cases. This is due to a shortage in rugby-ready facilities which forces a tight schedule that prioritises the men’s matches. On a clear sunny day, which Ugandan weather never runs short of, the noon time slot is one of the least desirable for both players and fans alike. Thus, women’s matches are usually played to a handful of fans, most of whom are fellow players (men and boys)...